Book Details

Author(s): Uttam Kumar Sinha
ISBN: 9788182749146
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 176
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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Rivers are the most visible form of fresh water. Rivers are ancient and older than civilizations—a `mini cosmos` spawning history, tales, spirituality, and technological incursions. Flowing rivers are the largest renewable water resource as well as a crucible for both humans and aquatic ecosystems. Rivers also have a habit of moving on and on from their source from where they gush with gay abandon to their mouth where they quietly disappear into the surroundings. That journey is now being interrupted. Since the age of industrialization, humans have increasingly exerted a pervasive influence on water resources. Rivers in particular have drawn humans to monumental engineering interventions such as dams and barrages often as chest-thumping dominance and seldom as an enduring bond between man and nature. 

ABOUT Author


Uttam Kumar Sinha is a Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and holds an adjunct position at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University. At IDSA, he is also the Managing Editor of Strategic Analysis, published by Routledge. His research areas focus on climate change, transboundary water issues and the Arctic region. A doctorate from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, he worked in the daily Pioneer before joining IDSA.

He has been a Chevening Scholar at the LSE in 2008 and in 2015 at the Harvard Kennedy School on a South Asia Leaders Programme. He is actively engaged in Track II dialogue process and represented India at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Working Group on Water Resources Security. He chaired the Working Group on Water Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the Strategic Studies Network, National Defense University (NDU) Washington DC.

Some of his recent edited volumes include, Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Asia: Approaches and Responses (co-edited with Shebonti Ray Dadwal) (Routledge 2015); Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy (Routledge, 2015); Emerging Strategic Trends in Asia (Pentagon Press, 2015).

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